The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 444 520 495
Rank change year-on-year
+76 -25
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 135 44 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.088% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 0.67% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 26 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £325 £376
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £535 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7559 6567 6800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.57% 13.11% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4102 3366 3311
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 372 568
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +73 126 £425 +6.25% 10
London +28 40 £425 - 2
Yorkshire +11 34 £401 +3.35%
York +25 29 £401 +0.06%
North Yorkshire +21 29 £401 +0.06%
South East +4 26 £425 - 4
City of London +28 17 £413 -
Berkshire +3 10 £488 - 1
East of England +11 6 £450 +16.12%
West Yorkshire - 5 £375 -
Leeds - 5 £375 -
Reading - 5 £525 - 1
Wiltshire - 4 £508 -
South West - 4 £508 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £475 -
Scotland -4 2 £475 -9.52%
Swindon - 2 £451 -
Glasgow - 2 £475 -
Essex +13 1 £425 +9.67%
Milton Keynes - 1 £400 - 1
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £400 - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Watford - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Maidstone - - - -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 255 (99.61%) F5
2 208 (81.25%) Cisco
3 191 (74.61%) Firewall
4 161 (62.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 158 (61.72%) CheckPoint
6 145 (56.64%) Cisco Certification
7 130 (50.78%) Cisco ASA
8 119 (46.48%) CCNP
9 116 (45.31%) Blue Coat
10 106 (41.41%) Juniper
11 103 (40.23%) OSPF
12 100 (39.06%) BIG-IP
12 100 (39.06%) Load Balancing
13 97 (37.89%) DNS
14 93 (36.33%) Network Security
15 88 (34.38%) BGP
16 85 (33.20%) VMware
17 83 (32.42%) Cisco IOS
18 82 (32.03%) DHCP
19 76 (29.69%) CCSE
20 67 (26.17%) ITIL
21 65 (25.39%) Cisco Nexus
22 60 (23.44%) VMware Infrastructure
23 59 (23.05%) Infoblox
24 55 (21.48%) HP
24 55 (21.48%) Citrix
25 54 (21.09%) NetScreen
26 53 (20.70%) Linux
27 52 (20.31%) E-Commerce
28 49 (19.14%) SolarWinds

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.17%) OpenStack
1 3 (1.17%) IIS
2 2 (0.78%) Apache
2 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.39%) MediaWiki
3 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 19 (7.42%) RMDS
2 7 (2.73%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.78%) SaaS
1 2 (0.78%) PaaS
2 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 191 (74.61%) Firewall
2 161 (62.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 130 (50.78%) Cisco ASA
4 103 (40.23%) OSPF
5 100 (39.06%) BIG-IP
6 97 (37.89%) DNS
7 93 (36.33%) Network Security
8 88 (34.38%) BGP
9 83 (32.42%) Cisco IOS
10 82 (32.03%) DHCP
11 65 (25.39%) Cisco Nexus
12 54 (21.09%) NetScreen
13 45 (17.58%) DMVPN
14 38 (14.84%) WAN
15 32 (12.50%) TCP/IP
16 30 (11.72%) VPN
17 29 (11.33%) LAN
18 26 (10.16%) SSL
19 25 (9.77%) Multicast
19 25 (9.77%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.69%) MySQL
2 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.78%) OLTP
2 2 (0.78%) NoSQL
2 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
General
1 48 (18.75%) Finance
2 11 (4.30%) Retail
3 8 (3.13%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.73%) Games
5 6 (2.34%) Banking
6 3 (1.17%) Back Office
7 2 (0.78%) Legal
7 2 (0.78%) Billing
7 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.39%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 89 (34.77%) Network Engineer
2 60 (23.44%) Consultant
3 43 (16.80%) Network Specialist
4 40 (15.63%) Network Consultant
5 37 (14.45%) Security Specialist
6 35 (13.67%) Network Security Specialist
7 18 (7.03%) Architect
8 16 (6.25%) Firewall Consultant
9 14 (5.47%) Security Consultant
10 13 (5.08%) Analyst
11 12 (4.69%) Senior Network Engineer
11 12 (4.69%) Network Security Consultant
12 10 (3.91%) Security Engineer
12 10 (3.91%) Network Architect
13 7 (2.73%) Monitoring Specialist
13 7 (2.73%) Network Analyst
13 7 (2.73%) Design Engineer
13 7 (2.73%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 7 (2.73%) Network Design Engineer
14 6 (2.34%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.81%) CSS
2 19 (7.42%) Rendezvous
3 11 (4.30%) Middleware
4 5 (1.95%) Web Services
5 2 (0.78%) JSON
5 2 (0.78%) Java EE
5 2 (0.78%) XSD
5 2 (0.78%) SOAP
5 2 (0.78%) WSDL
5 2 (0.78%) REST
6 1 (0.39%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (14.84%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (13.67%) Thin Client
2 35 (13.67%) Fat Client
3 17 (6.64%) Management Information System
3 17 (6.64%) User Experience
4 12 (4.69%) Visualisation
5 11 (4.30%) Mobile App
5 11 (4.30%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (4.30%) PKI
5 11 (4.30%) CESG
6 10 (3.91%) Cryptography
7 6 (2.34%) Online Games
8 5 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.17%) Spread Betting
10 1 (0.39%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.39%) Tandem
10 1 (0.39%) SecurID
10 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 53 (20.70%) Linux
2 30 (11.72%) Windows
3 11 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (4.30%) Android
3 11 (4.30%) Apple iOS
3 11 (4.30%) Windows Phone 8
3 11 (4.30%) Windows Phone
4 8 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.95%) UNIX
7 2 (0.78%) Windows 2000
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.39%) CentOS
8 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (39.06%) Load Balancing
2 67 (26.17%) ITIL
3 52 (20.31%) E-Commerce
4 39 (15.23%) Network Architecture
5 36 (14.06%) Service Management
6 33 (12.89%) Network Monitoring
7 29 (11.33%) Network Design
8 26 (10.16%) Network Management
8 26 (10.16%) Mentoring
9 22 (8.59%) Change Management
10 19 (7.42%) Incident Management
11 14 (5.47%) Line Management
11 14 (5.47%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (4.30%) Mobile Device Management
12 11 (4.30%) Configuration Management
13 10 (3.91%) Time Management
13 10 (3.91%) Service Delivery
14 8 (3.13%) Migration
15 7 (2.73%) Performance Monitoring
15 7 (2.73%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 27 (10.55%) C
2 8 (3.13%) Lisp
3 3 (1.17%) Java
3 3 (1.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 145 (56.64%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (46.48%) CCNP
3 76 (29.69%) CCSE
4 29 (11.33%) Security Cleared
5 23 (8.98%) SC Cleared
6 21 (8.20%) CISSP
6 21 (8.20%) CCNA
7 20 (7.81%) CCIE
8 11 (4.30%) CCDP
9 9 (3.52%) Degree
10 8 (3.13%) JNCIS
11 7 (2.73%) CCSA
12 6 (2.34%) CCSP
13 5 (1.95%) HP ASE
14 4 (1.56%) VCP4
15 3 (1.17%) HP MASE
16 2 (0.78%) ACSP
17 1 (0.39%) CCDA
17 1 (0.39%) JNCIA
17 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.69%) QA
2 11 (4.30%) SLA
3 7 (2.73%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.78%) COBIT
4 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.39%) GPG13
5 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (23.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (7.42%) VMware ESXi
3 17 (6.64%) XenServer
4 15 (5.86%) vSphere
5 13 (5.08%) ProxySG
6 11 (4.30%) Firmware
7 9 (3.52%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.17%) vCloud
8 3 (1.17%) Active Directory
9 1 (0.39%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.39%) XenApp
9 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 22 (8.59%) OPNET
2 8 (3.13%) WhatsUp Gold
3 5 (1.95%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (1.95%) Puppet
3 5 (1.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.56%) OpenView
4 4 (1.56%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.56%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.17%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (1.17%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (0.78%) SCOM
7 1 (0.39%) RANCID
7 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 255 (99.61%) F5
2 208 (81.25%) Cisco
3 158 (61.72%) CheckPoint
4 116 (45.31%) Blue Coat
5 106 (41.41%) Juniper
6 85 (33.20%) VMware
7 59 (23.05%) Infoblox
8 55 (21.48%) HP
8 55 (21.48%) Citrix
9 49 (19.14%) SolarWinds
10 43 (16.80%) Imperva
11 41 (16.02%) TippingPoint
12 34 (13.28%) BMC
13 24 (9.38%) Fortinet
14 22 (8.59%) Nokia
15 21 (8.20%) McAfee
16 20 (7.81%) Bloomberg
16 20 (7.81%) NetScout
17 19 (7.42%) TIBCO
17 19 (7.42%) Tufin
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